May 30, 2014
Hello Friends and Family of Lafayette Volleyball,
It’s hard to believe that the spring semester is behind us, graduation is over, and the summer has officially begun! Looking back, this past spring held many adventures for LCVB -- from practicing to trying out new lifts with Coach Potts, to community service -- LCVB has done it all!
We kicked off spring season 2014 in January with captains’ practice and lift 3 days a week, eagerly awaiting the start of official practices with the coaches. Once we started practicing with coaches we became very focused on preparing for our two play days, We traveled to play at the University of Pennsylvania in March and hosted a home tournament in April. We lifted and practiced with a purpose to get better every day. We even had the opportunity to meet and hang out with lots of new recruits and the incoming freshmen along the way. We loved getting to know our incoming freshman on and off the court this spring and look forward to their arrival in August!
LCVB also had some great opportunities off the court for service starting with Read Across America at Farmersville Elementary School in Bethlehem, PA. Jet, Sarah, and Danielle represented the team in reading stories to the fifth graders. Then came National Service Day, Lafapalooza, which turned out to be a beautiful day for gardening in downtown Easton. We were paired with a couple who built their own community garden, which faced some rodent troubles last spring. So we spent our time applying chicken wire to the fence, as well as painting the fence to spruce up the garden. Lastly, we went to the Kellyn Foundation in May. Kellyn is a non-profit organization in Easton focusing on improving health and wellness in the community. We aided them in starting to build a tranquility garden. All of these opportunities were great team building and helped us develop a better connection with the community because they gave us the chance to work first hand with community members and put all our efforts in the weight room to good use (we did alot of shoveling).
We finished off the spring with a visit from 2 of our alumni, Sarah and Fiorella as well as a clinic with some recruits and incoming freshman. Overall it was a great spring, which we can all agree flew by too quickly. As much as we will miss Molly and Karissa, we are already looking forward to the fall and preparing at home to ensure a successful 2014 season!